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Funding of new research projects – three EAM Starting Grants awarded As in 2020, the EAM awarded the EAM Starting Grant to excellent young FAU researchers. The EAM starting grant should give the recipients the chance to pursue their own research projects and thus gaining a boost for a successful ac...

2.5 million euros of funding for five years The Faculty of Engineering at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has once again been recognized for outstanding achievements: Prof. Dr. Paul Steinmann, Chair of Applied Mechanics, has been awarded an Advanced Grant from the European R...

FAU researcher receives ERC Proof of Concept Grant Manufacturing extremely thin solar cells using sustainable materials and a 3D printer accurate down to the nanometre: that is the focus of research currently being carried out by Prof. Dr. Julien Bachmann, Chair ‘Chemistry of Thin Film Materials’ a...

FAU physicists discover simple propulsion mechanism for bodies in dense fluids. A team of researchers from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), the University of Liège and the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy have developed a microswimmer that appears t...

Materials scientist at FAU receives ERC Advanced Grant worth three million euros Prof. Dr. Carolin Körner, Chair of Materials Science and Engineering for Metals at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), and member of the EAM Executive Board, has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant,...

Announcement EAM Starting Grant 2021/2022 Call for proposals (deadline June 25, 2021) Dear researchers of FAU Key Research Priority New Materials and Processes, The Cluster of Excellence EAM will launch a new round of calls for the EAM Starting Grants. This way, EAM aims at investing in the mos...

Rotating microrobots behave like water, oil and soap You need soap to remove dirt from your skin. The surfactant molecules it contains squeeze their way into the surface area between the dirt and the skin and help to dissolve the dirt in water. Researchers at FAU and Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düss...

New QS subject ranking published FAU has once again performed excellently in the QS World University Ranking by Subject 2021: Materials Science and Chemistry remain among the top 150, and Materials Science has even made it into the top 100. Several subjects are included among the best 100 in the ca...